PGA Tour golfer Erik Compton was held at his Miami home on Saturday after an argument with his wife, according to Reuters. Compton and his wife allegedly got into a fight while it was being recorded on her phone, according to Miami-Dade police.
A felony count of strong-armed robbery and a misdemeanor count of violence
Report from Pop Culture stated that before seizing his wife by the shoulder and forcing her against a wall, Compton is accused of taking the phone and throwing it into a swimming pool. Prior to phoning the police from a friend’s house, Compton’s wife left the house. A felony count of strong-armed robbery and a misdemeanor count of violence are brought against the 43-year-old golfer. Before being freed on bond, Compton was lodged at the Miami Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.
In 2001, Compton turned professional. In 168 career starts on the PGA Tour, Compton has zero victories and five top-10 finishes. His second-place tie in the 2014 U.S. Open was his greatest major result. Martin Kaymer won the Open. Compton has participated in two PGA Tour competitions this year. In March, he tied for 29th at the Corales Puntacana Championship, and in May, he tied for 63rd at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Compton: All of the players have high expectations for the Masters
After receiving two heart transplants, Compton discussed participating in the Masters for the first time in 2015. According to Compton at the time, who was quoted by the Athens Banner-Herald, “I don’t think words can really describe what it means to me and what it means to my dad and coach and family.” I won’t truly know until I’m there, even though I’m going to be able to accomplish that and I’m healthy. I anticipate the family will experience a lot of emotion. The Masters is a major event for me because it represents the accomplishment of even being allowed to enter that arena, reports from New York Post.
Compton continued by advising against getting too excited about competing in the biggest tournament of the year. All of the players have high expectations for the Masters, he claimed. I’ve always been adept at keeping that in its own little container and not expecting too much from it. I’m aware that Augusta isn’t until April, but I’m not sure whether I’ll make it to that month. That’s how I go about living. Although I have a ticket, I’m not currently at the Masters. You get what I’m saying? Although it’s difficult for some people to comprehend, that’s how I conduct my life.